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URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
LAKESHORE HAZARD MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE NORTHERN INDIANA
402 AM EDT THU JUL 24 2014

INZ003-MIZ077-241500-
/O.CON.KIWX.BH.S.0005.000000T0000Z-140724T1500Z/
LA PORTE-BERRIEN-
402 AM EDT THU JUL 24 2014 /302 AM CDT THU JUL 24 2014/

...BEACH HAZARDS STATEMENT REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EDT
/10 AM CDT/ THIS MORNING...

* HIGH WAVE ACTION AND DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS EXPECTED.

* STRONG RIP CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* STRONG STRUCTURAL CURRENTS EXPECTED.

* OVERVIEW/POTENTIAL IMPACTS...NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS WILL
  RESULT IN 3 TO 5 FOOT WAVES AND STRONG RIP CURRENTS...CAUSING
  VERY DANGEROUS SWIMMING CONDITIONS THROUGH LATE THIS MORNING.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

DANGEROUS POUNDING WAVES AND LIFE-THREATENING RIP CURRENTS ARE
EXPECTED AT THE BEACHES. PEOPLE VISITING THE BEACHES SHOULD STAY
OUT OF THE WATER.

RIP CURRENTS ARE POWERFUL CHANNELS OF WATER FLOWING QUICKLY AWAY
FROM SHORE...WHICH OCCUR MOST OFTEN AT LOW SPOTS OR BREAKS IN
SANDBARS. RIP CURRENTS CAN SWEEP YOU INTO DEEPER WATER.

STRUCTURAL CURRENTS FORM ALONG PIERS WHERE LONGSHORE CURRENTS AND
WAVE ACTION FLOW INTO THE STRUCTURE. STRUCTURAL CURRENTS CAN
SWEEP YOU OUT INTO DEEPER WATER ALONG THE PIER STRUCTURE.

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